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  • History & Philosophy of Science

  • Events 

    Monday, April 13, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society April 2015 Meeting

    Speakers: Joel Kirman and Philip W. Apruzzese

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Friday, October 16, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Towards Evidence-based Nutrition Policy: Methods, Implementation, and Political Reality

    Keynote Speaker: Rogan Kersh (Wake Forest University)
    Speakers: Sanjay Basu (Stanford Prevention Research Center), Jason Block (Harvard Department of Population Medicine), Matthew Harding (Duke Sanford School for Public Policy), Terry Huang (CUNY School of Public Health)

    Well-informed nutrition policy decisions which consider scientific evidence should strive for effective policies that improve health outcomes on a large scale. This one-day conference will focus on emerging research methodology, how to interpret research outcomes and how these can be used to inform policy.

  • Past Events

    Monday, March 2, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society March 2015 Meeting

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Transcending Matter: Physics and Ultimate Meaning

    This event is sold out
    Featuring: Adam Frank (University of Rochester), David Kaiser (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Tim Maudlin (New York University), Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Astrophysicists Adam Frank and Priyamvada Natarajan, historian of science David Kaiser, and philosopher of physics Tim Maudlin share their thoughts on what contemporary physics can offer in the quest to understand our place in the universe.

    Monday, February 2, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society February 2015 Meeting

    Speakers: Stuart Kurtz and Hugh Evans

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Monday, January 5, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society January 2015 Meeting

    Speakers: William Rosser and Uldis Blukis

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

  • Publications 

    Annals

    Flow of Time

    Edited by Dean Rickles and Maria Kon (University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

    This Annals volume explores the nature of time's passage from a variety of perspectives, including from mathematics and physics to linguistics and cognitive science.

    Volume 1326

    Annals

    The Emerging Science of Consciousness: Mind, Brain, and the Human Experience

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    In this Annals volume an eclectic group of experts shares their thoughts and opinions on the nature and function of consciousness in relation to behavior, ethics, creativity, music, and mindfulness.

    Volume 1303

    eBriefing

    Gluttony: Deconstructing Dinner

    Moderator: Dan Pashman (Journalist)
    Panelists: Steve Ettlinger (Author) and Dwight Eschliman (Photographer)

    Steve Ettlinger and Dwight Eschliman described their investigation of the ingredients in processed foods and discussed their upcoming book, Foodstuff, at the finale of the Academy's Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series.

    eBriefing

    Prioritizing Health Disparities in Medical Education to Improve Care

    Organizers: Fritz François (New York University School of Medicine), Mekbib Gemeda (New York University Langone Medical Center), Jo Wiederhorn (Associated Medical Schools of New York), Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    In this eBriefing, explore ways to incorporate health disparities research and preventative care approaches into the medical school curriculum, attract trainees to health inequity research, and improve the recruitment of minority medical students.

  • Podcasts

    Podcast
    September 10, 2010

    What Makes Us Wise?

    Can we all be wise old owls? Science journalist Stephen Hall and neuroscientist Andre Fenton dissect what we call wisdom, from the neurons in our brain, to the social constructs behind it.

    Download (22 MB, 00:42:32)
    Podcast
    August 27, 2010

    Better Brains

    Neuroscientist Richard Restak thinks with the right mental exercises, our brains can be much better. Today he teams with writer Susan Orlean to talk about our brainy potential.

    Download (35 MB, 00:54:21)
    Podcast
    August 13, 2010

    How Prosperity Evolves

    With our economy a shambles and our environment threatened, is there any reason to be optimistic about the future? Matt Ridley says there's scientific proof to say we should be.

    Download (33 MB, 00:51:28)
    Podcast
    July 16, 2010

    Moon, Mars, and Beyond

    Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts the 2010 Isaac Asimov debate at the Hayden Planetarium. He and five panelists debate whether NASA should bother going back to the moon, or just focus on Mars instead.

    Download (56 MB, 01:26:29)
  • Translational Medicine Initiative

    Macy FoundationThe Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.

    Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.